Cardinal Admiral Series Bench Scales Now IP69K Rated

IP69K Rated for Washdown Weighing Applications

Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Admiral bench scales now feature an IP69K-rated load cell and indicator, so any sensitive electronics are fully protected against close range high-pressure, high-temperature spray downs making them ideal for the food processing industry where equipment must be carefully sanitized.

The Admiral’s heavy-duty stainless steel base is built solidly for high-usage durability. The bright, vivid ColorZONE display changes color automatically as pre-assigned target weights are reached for efficient check weighing.

In environments that require heavy washdowns, such as in the food processing industry, the combination of water, chemicals, high pressure and high temperature can prove fatal for electronic circuits and instrumentation. The Admiral bench scale’s IP69K rating offers the highest protection rating possible.

washdown safe load cell

Built for extreme-use applications in the weighing industry, the 190 STORM’s IP69K-rated polycarbonate enclosure withstands high-temperature (up to 176º F / 80º C), high-pressure wash downs (1450 PSI). The 190 STORM features capacitive touch keys, 1-inch-high clearly visible LCD digits, built-in RS232 communications port, and versatile power options: AC, DC, and rechargeable battery.

The 190 STORM’s bright, vivid display changes color automatically as the pre-assigned target weights are reached. The operator knows immediately when they’ve reached the acceptable weight range based on the amber, green, or red color changes for UNDER, ACCEPT, or OVER weights. NTEP, OIML, and Measurement Canada.

The Admiral’s colorful 190 STORM indicator is positioned at the optimum viewing height and out of the way of the product being weighed. The display tilt feature allows the display to be positioned just right for each operator.

The entire LCD display can be set to any of seven different ColorZONE colors during checkweighing. This exclusive ColorZONE feature takes the guesswork out of the weighing process making the Admiral the top bench scale in the industry.

The Admiral’s polycarbonate and ABS enclosure to the weight display is watertight and allows operation in the harshest of environments while the stainless base and column construction ensure long-lasting durability.

The scale’s 190 STORM indicator features four captive screws in the back panel, so they cannot be lost when unscrewed (important for food processing applications).

Contact the sales team at Central Carolina Scale today. Call (919) 776-7737 or visit centralcarolinascale.com and click the Request a Quote button.

Cardinal Scale S2WIFI Provides Weatherproof Wireless Ethernet Scale Indicator

Cardinal Scale’s made in the USA S2WIFI connects to IEEE 802.11b/g wireless local area networks (wireless LAN) and allows you to wirelessly send data from weight indicators to existing networks, remote displays, printers, laptops, PCs, tablets, and smart phones. The robust S2WIFI allows you to utilize Cardinal’s extensive library of mobile apps for smart phones and tablets, such as Pathway and RemoteWeigh. The S2WIFI converts serial to a Wi-Fi signal and supplies wireless Ethernet for any Cardinal Scale indicator. It may be added to an existing network or you can create a stand-alone network.

•USA-made quality and technical support
•Watertight, weatherproof enclosure
•Easy Web browser configuration
•Supplies wireless Ethernet for any indicator
•Compact, fully-enclosed module
•Network configuration recall
•Appears as a wireless access point
•Polycarbonate box with clear-smoke cover
•No external power needed
•Easily connects to an existing network

The S2WIFI cable’s serial connector easily plugs into the main board on Cardinal model 205, 210, and 225 indicators and SB250/SB500 remote displays. For the 825 and 201 indicators, you will need to remove the connector and connect the red and black wires (for power) directly into the main board. Four communication status LEDs allow you to quickly identify power, link connection, transmit/receive, and reset to the factory default. The S2WIFI doesn’t require any batteries or an AC adapter, since all power is supplied by the indicator. Contact the sales team at Central Carolina Scale for price information.

Digital Weight Indicator For Scales With USB Port and Micro SD Card?

Happy New Year!  It’s our goal to provide great service to you again this year and to bring you some really nice products that make your job easier. Cardinal Scale Manufacturing in Webb City Missouri has a USA-made digital weight indicator product line that is very popular with our customers. Cardinal’s weight indicators provide easy, convenient scale operation and accurate, reliable measurements. From basic truck scale weighing to complex process automation, Cardinal Scale probably makes a weight indicator for your application. Whether operators need an easy-to-maintain wash-down indicator or an indicator that provides highly visible scale readouts, a Cardinal indicator from Central Carolina Scale usually has an option available to suit a wide range of weighing needs.

Cardinal-2XX-USB-AThe latest announcement from Cardinal Scale is very exciting for those of us in the weighing industry. Over the years customers have always asked us “can I send weight data to my pc” or “we need to send scale data to the computer”. And the answer that we usually told customers was well, yes you can…… but it might require some additional software or yes… but it might require some other type of hurdle or challenge. Over the years it has gotten easier but depending on the product and what you are trying to connect to, it could be a real challenge to send weight data reliably and consistently to a computer. But, now with the new Cardinal 2XX-USBA option board which is listed as USB-A Card, 2 USB-A Ports, One Micro SD Port – you have the ability to add a USB flash drive to a select group of Cardinal indicators like the 205, 210 and 225 and easily collect weighing data. For example, with one 4GB flash drive, you could literally collect millions of weight transactions. Then once you’re ready to view the transactions, you remove the flash drive and take a look at the CSV file on your computer. It’s easy to add titles to the columns and sum the weight column to determine the total amount of weight that you’ve weighed over a period of time. Continue reading

Digital Scale With Email Alerts

Cardinal Scale leads the weighing industry with their USA-made digital weight indicator product line. Cardinal’s weight indicators provide easy, convenient scale operation and accurate, reliable measurements. From basic truck scale weighing to complex process automation, Cardinal Scale has a weight indicator for your application.

Cardinal Scale’s 825 Spectrum weight indicator can send automatic e-mail alerts through an Ethernet connection to the client’s internal SMTP e-mail server for submission to up to three recipients per scale. The 825 features up to 10 scale inputs per indicator by installing additional option cards to the multiple slots available, and each of the scales connected has completely-individual configuration for the e-mail alerts.

Originally programmed for a company to use with a series of tank scales, this 825 custom application allows users to receive instant notification on stocking levels, such as when it’s time to order refills.

Cardinal Scale 825 Spectrum Digital IndicatorEasy set-up for this application is enabled through the 825’s touchscreen LCD and QWERTY keyboard where users may assign the e-mail address the alerts are sent from, which also acts as a return address (any address may be configured). There are four preset weights available per scale for user-definable targets such as Over, Accept, Under (Reorder), and Extremely Low, which may be labeled whatever the user chooses. Continue reading

Cardinal Scale LB Series Load Bars Now Available

cardinal scale load barsIf you’re in the market for a set of professional weigh beams or load bars then you have found the set of scales for you. Cardinal Scale’s new USA-made LB series load bars are manufactured for versatile use underneath a variety of farm weighing applications, including alleyway platforms, cages, squeeze chutes, bins, hoppers, and other types.

The Cardinal LB series feature rugged structural steel tube frame construction with extra-wide foot plates on each end and receiver tabs on top, plus four Cardinal USA-made model TB 2500-lb stainless steel load cells with adjustable support feet. Standard sizes come in 24, 36, and 48 inch lengths, plus custom sizes are available. Select from either 2,500 or 5,000-lb capacity models. These electronic scale bases provide an economical approach for ranchers and farmers with nearly limitless agricultural weighing applications!

The load bars require a firm level surface and a rigid crate or platform. There is no summing box required, and they are accurate to within +/- 1%. Included cables run 12 ft. between the load bars and 20 ft. for the indicator (indicator sold separately). If you’re interested in more information on this exciting new product, please contact us at 919-776-7737.

Strain Gauge Load Cell Designs From Cardinal Scale Manufacturing

cardinal scale strain gauge load cellEvery now and then we are asked if there are any Made in the USA strain gauge load cells available and the answer is yes, in fact we wrote about that not too long ago, you can click here to see that article. Today I wanted to look at several of the load cell designs that are available from Cardinal that distributors like Central Carolina Scale sell everyday. Of course, load cells convert force into an electrical signal and are a very important part of things like hanging scales, truck scales, floor scales, and many other medical or industrial weighing systems. The load cell sensor detects force and moves the strain gauge, which then measures the movement as an electrical signal that can be used to give power to the scale.

Located in Webb City Missouri, Cardinal Scale Mfg. is one of the largest load cell and strain gauge manufacturers in the U.S. with their own state-of-the-art load cell manufacturing facility. Cardinal features a wide variety of USA-made load cells for use with all weighing systems. From powerful aluminum alloy electronic load cells to durable stainless steel load cells, each model is available in a range of capacities. Continue reading

Can I Buy An American Made Floor Scale?

Over the past few months on this site we have taken a look at how realistic is it to purchase certain types of scales and related equipment that is actually made in the USA. We looked at Made In The USA scale indicators and Built in America Load Cells. Today I wanted to find out if you can still buy a Made In the USA floor scale?

Absolutely! Now I do want to write a small disclaimer before I get started. The information presented below is provided to the best of my knowledge and at the time of this writing is true. As all of you know, the pressures of a shaky economy and increased competition can always force scale manufacturers to change their process. But to my knowledge what I’m writing below is accurate regarding these decks being made in the United States. So with that being said, let’s answer the simple question. Can I still get a floor scale that was actually built in America? Yes you can.

American Made Floor Scale SystemAnytime you think of floor scales built in America the first choice has to be the Pennsylvania Scale 6600 series. The Pennsylvania floor scale is built in either Lancaster PA or at the corporate facility in Terre Haute, IN. These scales are well built and feature an outstanding warranty. As an added bonus, the indicators from Pennsylvania are also made in the USA. Continue reading

New DIN Rail Weight Transmitter with PLC Connectivity

cardinal 201There’s all kind of cliche’s that come to mind with the new Cardinal 201 like good things come in small packages. That is definitely the case for this new item from Cardinal Scale. The Cardinal Scale model 201 weight transmitter is a fast, accurate instrument for process control-based static and dynamic weighing applications. The 201 is capable of powering up to (8) 350 ohm load cells and comes with a 35-mm DIN rail mounting bracket. The Made In The USA 201 transmitter built by Cardinal Scale out of Webb City, Missouri features a 0.5-inch-high, six-digit, transflective LCD display with up to (7) different colors and is viewable in all lighting levels from direct light to total darkness. A variety of mounting options and ColorZONE control options make it ideal for quick visual verification of weight status.

The Cardinal Scale model 201 weight indicator offers sample rates of up to 200 samples per second and standard communication protocols include serial interface RS232/RS485, mini USB-B, Analog (0-10V or 4-20mA), Ethernet TCP/IP, EIP, and Modbus TCP, making it easy to connect to a PC, PLC, and other smart devices. Four programmable digital inputs and outputs are included to make it even more flexible. Connectivity set-up is simple using the printed legend on the front of the 201 enclosure. Setup and calibration of the model 201 weight controller is fast and easy using both the on-screen indicator menu prompts or Web browser interface via IP address.

The 4-in W x 4.2-in H x 1.9-in D compact size uses very little panel space, and the enclosure can be DIN rail mounted with the display either internal or remotely mounted on the face of the cabinet making it easy to implement into new and existing systems. The 201 weight indicator is both NTEP and Measurement Canada certified for legal-for-trade applications and is UL listed and CE certified.

Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Company has with an extensive product line of scales and weighing systems complete with a wide selection of peripheral equipment for your truck scale or weighing operation. Cardinal’s customer service and technical support center is all located at the factory headquarters in Webb City, MO. When you buy your Cardinal Scale from Central Carolina Scale you’re not just buying a high-quality Made In America product — you are also putting Americans to work.

New ARMOR® Series Truck Scales

cardinal armor truck scaleCardinal Scale Manufacturing recently announced a new “brand name” for its popular line of EPR truck scales. With our many popular name-brand products, such as the GUARDIAN® hydraulic scales, STORM indicators, and SnapStream wireless applications, it was time to give a brand name to the most popular Cardinal heavy capacity product of all.

As the EPR truck scale series has evolved into the cornerstone of Cardinal’s business, it needed a name that best suits the heavy-duty scale that it actually is. Effective immediately, the EPR series scales will now be known as the ARMOR® series for all electronic truck scale products. What better name to put on a product that bests represents the quality and longevity of a Cardinal truck scale. A Cardinal ARMOR® truck scale is all you require for protecting your investment and weighing requirements.

Arriving at the most opportune time for the busy upcoming truck scale buying season, Cardinal Scale has added yet another series of scales to the ARMOR® series products. You now have two competitive choices in ARMOR®, designed to meet the varying needs of the industry. The new 100-ton overall capacity/30-ton Concentrated Load Capacity ARMOR® truck scale includes all the great features of the 45-ton CLC model for the value-rated price you may require for certain applications. From stainless steel USA-made load cells and rodent protection to robotic-welded bridges, this new scale is everything you expect from a Cardinal ARMOR® Truck Scale. The 30-ton CLC models are designed for normal legal over-the-road trucks. Put on the ARMOR® of Cardinal and purchase a scale that will provide many years of great service to your business.

ARMOR® Truck Scale Features
USA-made stainless steel load cells and junction box
Single source supplier for all optional equipment such as weight indicators, remote displays, and software
Concrete or steel deck models
Optional grain dump modules
NTEP legal-for-trade up to 14 ft. wide
Anti-corrosion industrial tan powder paint complements any environment
Arrives fully-prepared for installation

Cardinal Scale, an ISO-9001 certified scale manufacturer, markets a complete line of quality weighing products and systems. Cardinal’s headquarters is in Webb City, Missouri, USA with warehouses in Canada and England. Established in 1950 by founder WH Perry, the company has been featured on the TV shows like “How It’s Made” and “World’s Greatest!…” Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Company provides a one-stop shop for all of your weighing needs with an extensive product line of scales and weighing systems complete with a wide selection of peripheral equipment for your truck scale or weighing operation. Your risk is eliminated when you own a Cardinal scale, since you only have one call to make for new products and service support from dealers like Central Carolina Scale in Sanford, North Carolina. Cardinal’s customer service and technical support center is all located at the factory headquarters in Webb City, MO. When you buy from Cardinal, you’re not just buying a high-quality USA-made product… you’re putting Americans to work.

WinVRS Vehicle Weight Recording System


Cardinal Scale’s powerful WinVRS has been a popular vehicle recording system for truck scale weighing applications many years, allowing high-traffic applications fast, accurate collection of data on vehicles, accounts, orders, and materials. The literature for this product has recently been updated.

Cardinal’s powerful WinVRS software keeps traffic moving over your scale by providing fast, accurate collection of data on vehicles, accounts, orders, and materials. Unique, user-defined fields allow you to easily configure the system to meet your needs. A wide range of reports are available to provide period histories, material totals, customer information and more. WinVRS’s convenient file utilities menu allows data to be exported to other applications such as accounting and materials control. NTEP legal-for-trade certified. WinVRS-TOUCH offers all the same great features as WinVRS, but comes with larger fonts and buttons for convenient touchscreen navigation. When a user enters into any WinVRS window with input prompts, an on-screen keyboard appears.

With 9 models of WinVRS to select from, customers oftentimes have questions about which system is right for their particular application. To help explain in an easy-to-use format, we have created the WinVRS Models Comparison Guide. The chart helps specify the differences with each particular model explaining exactly which features are included with which models and listing all of the extensive features that are offered with WinVRS.

The literature has also been updated and modernized to offer you the latest information and graphics to help understand all the features of this powerful system. Programmed completely in-house by Cardinal software programmers, WinVRS is all-Cardinal and all-USA-made. WinVRS has been time-tested and a popular add-on to Cardinal truck scale orders for many years!